Is Success Guaranteed?

I was asked recently if someone followed the advice you see in these newsletters all the time would financial success be guaranteed. My response was, no. Success is no more guaranteed in life than is failure. We have often seen people begin to follow a suggested program for success in some area of their lives, find it is not working, get discouraged and quit. Then they complain the formula they were given was a fraud and that success eludes them.

The formula for most success is rather simple, but that does not make it easy. This is what confuses and confounds many people. They assume that if something is relatively simple it must be easy. This is a dangerous assumption.

We know that financial success can occur if one applies the fundamental disciplines that financially successful people apply. These chiefly include careful planning, applied creativity, hard work, strong and consistent self discipline, frequent evaluation and adjustment where needed and tremendous persistence even in the light of prolonged frustration or “failure”. We know that thousands, perhaps millions of people have become successful and even rich using this relatively simple but difficult formula.

And, people have applied these skills and habits and have failed. This is the nature of life. No matter what we do, there is always the chance for failure. The important thing, the critical thing, is what you do with that failure. If you let it discourage you I guarantee you that you will fail. If you use apparent “failures” to learn what not to do and what to do and make the necessary adjustments then the chance of ultimate success continues to grow.

No, success is not guaranteed. Nor is failure. What can be guaranteed is that failing to try and failing to persist will not lead to success. Conversely, the more you try and the more you persist the more likely you will succeed.

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.